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Broadcast Engineers

Employment Prospects


The Federal Communications Commission reported that, as of December 2013, there were a total of 33,492 broadcast stations, including 15,451 radio stations and about 1,760 commercial and educational television stations in the United States. These stations might be independently operated or owned and operated by a network. Smaller stations in smaller cities are good starting places, but it is at the larger networks and stations in major cities where the higher salaries are found. Some broadcast engineers work outside of the radio and television industries, producing, for example, corporate employee training and sales programs. Approximately 31,580 broadcast technicians are employed in the United States.

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